August 22 2021 – Shannon Henrici
Cleaning can be a daunting task that you often don’t look forward to. What if you could cut down on the time it takes to clean by selecting smart cleaning products and actually enjoy keeping your home safe and clean? Here are a few of our favorite smart cleaning products that you can feel good about using.
Robot Vacuum Cleaners
Robot vacuum cleaners are genius! They allow you to stay on top of the dreaded task of sweeping and vacuuming your floors on a daily basis as the robot vacuum does this for you. Simply turn the machine on when you leave for work or drop the kids off at school and when you arrive back home, the work is done. There are so many makes and models available that allow you to choose a quieter option, one that you can program to clean certain rooms or areas, and even options that you can turn on and off from your phone! These are a great way to clean smarter without exhausting yourself lugging out a heavy vacuum or sweeping constantly. Be sure to check your flooring care and maintenance guidelines or contact the manufacturer directly as these are not approved for all flooring.
Use the Right Cleaner
Keeping the Floors Clean
Choosing a floor cleaner specifically designed for your unique flooring type helps to cut down on clean time, extends the time between cleaning, and maintains the look and integrity of your floors. It is important to use a floor cleaner that is appropriate for the type of flooring you have to ensure you don’t accidentally damage your flooring. For example, it is not recommended to use a lot of water on hardwood floors as the wood can soak up the water, causing your planks to swell and buckle. Some floor cleaners can also leave behind a residue that actually attracts dirt and dust, which means you have to clean more frequently. Flooring cleaners that are designed specifically for hardwood, laminate, LVP, LVT, tile, and other hard surface floors are made with ingredients that will get your flooring cleaned quickly without causing harm and will keep it looking its best.
Keeping the Bathroom Clean
Another area that it is especially helpful to select smart cleaning products is in bathrooms as these are used frequently and often build up soap scum, grout stains, water stains, and more from daily use. Using a high-quality cleaning solution that helps tackle these areas helps save time and frustration which is essential when you have a million other things to worry about besides cleaning the toilets and scrubbing tile. A use-and-flush cleaning solution for toilets is a great way to clean and disinfect without having to keep toilet brushes that harbor germs and bacteria. Disposable cleaning wipes are also great for quick cleaning. If you are more environmentally conscious, invest in microfiber or natural material clothes that can be washed and use a non-toxic cleaning solution to wipe down toilets, countertops, sinks, and showers.
Keeping the Kitchen Clean
If you cook often, you know how quickly the kitchen can get dirty. From food spills and splatters to dirty dishes, sinks and disposals, we can all benefit from smart cleaning products in the kitchen. A staple to have in the kitchen is a cleaning solution specifically designed to tackle sticky food stains on countertops, cabinets, and appliances. Use a microfiber cloth to wipe up spills as you go or remove stuck-on messes from the previous night’s dinner. Another smart cleaning product is a disposal cleaner. Simply pour them into your disposal and flush with cold water to freshen and clean at the same time.
Clean the Air with Purifiers
Air purifiers are also a great smart cleaning product. Did you know that the air inside of your home is often more polluted than the air outside? Traditional filters only capture large particles, which leaves many toxins and pollutants in the air that can be harmful to our health. An air purifier actually purifies the air by capturing larger particles while microscopic pollutants are destroyed at the molecular level. This novel approach cleans the air in a more complete way than traditional methods, using chemistry to convert chemicals, mold, viruses, bacteria, and allergens into harmless gases like carbon dioxide and water.
Robot Window Cleaner
Another time-consuming household chore is cleaning the windows and glass doors. If you have children or pets, there are constantly little hand and nose smudges. Thankfully, the robot window cleaner now allows you to clean your windows effortlessly! There are several options available that use either magnetic or suction features and can usually be controlled with your phone. This smart cleaning product can be set to clean while you are out and about or while you focus on other tasks at home like cooking or spending time with family.
When you already have your hands full with small children, work, and the busy pace of life, selecting smart cleaning products can help you focus on the things you enjoy while still maintaining a clean house. With great advancements in technology, it's easier now than ever to keep your home safe and clean so it can stand up to life's everyday messes.